Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

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Disc/USB Playback

Before using the USB device

For compatible USB devices, see

“Websites for compatible devices”

(page 12).

(You can use your Apple devices with this system via BLUETOOTH connection only.)

Touch

 on the unit again to close the disc tray.

Do not forcibly push the disc tray to close it as this may cause a malfunction.

For USB function:

Open the USB REC/PLAY cover according to the arrow direction, then connect a USB device to the

 (USB) port.

Basic playback

1

Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to select “DVD/CD” or “USB”.

Alternatively, touch PLAYBACK, then touch DVD/CD or USB on the unit.

2

Prepare the playback source.

For DVD/CD function:

Touch

 on the unit to open the disc tray and load a disc with the label facing up on the disc tray.

Note

You can use a USB adaptor (not supplied) to connect the USB device to the unit if the USB device cannot be plugged into the (USB) port.

3

( only)

Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to select the media type

([MUSIC]/[VIDEO]) you want.

4

Press

to start playback.

When you play back an 8 cm disc such as a CD single, place it on the inner circle of the tray.

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Other operations

To Do this

Stop playback Press

.

Pause playback

Press

.

Press

.

Resume playback or return to normal playback

Cancel the resume point

Press

 twice.

Select a track, file, chapter or scene

Press

 or  during playback.

Or, hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons, then press .*

(Operation might be prohibited by disc or

USB device.)

* This operation is not available for audio file playback of USB device.

To use the Gesture Control during playback

See page 50.

To play from a specific video file on the disc or USB device

1

Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to select [VIDEO].

2

Press SEARCH to display the folder list.

3

Press / repeatedly to select the folder you want.

4

Press to display the file list.

5

Press / repeatedly to select the file you want, then press .

Other playback operations

Depending on the type of disc or file, the function may not work.

To

View DVD menu

Do this

Press DVD/TUNER

MENU.

View folder list or file list

Press SEARCH.

Press SEARCH again to turn off the folder list or file list.

Return to folder list when in file list

Press RETURN.

Find a point in an audio file of

USB device

Hold down

 or  during playback.

Locate a point quickly in fast forward or fast reverse (Lock

Search)

Press

 or  during playback.

Each time you press

 or , the playback speed changes.

Watch frame by frame

(Slow-motion

Play)

Press

, then press or

.

Each time you press or

, the playback speed changes.

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Searching a specific title/ chapter/scene/track/index

1

Press SEARCH repeatedly during playback to select the search mode.

2

Hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons to enter the title, chapter, scene, track, or index number you want, then press .

Playback starts.

Note

• For VIDEO CD with PBC playback, press

SEARCH to search the scene.

• For VIDEO CD without PBC playback, press SEARCH to search the track and index.

To search for a particular point using the time code

2

Press / / / , or hold down

SHIFT and press the numeric buttons, to select the title or item you want to play back, then press .

Changing the camera angles

Press ANGLE repeatedly during playback to select the camera angle you want.

Selecting the subtitle setting

1

Press SEARCH repeatedly during playback to select the time search mode.

2

Hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons to enter the time code, then press .

Example: To find a scene at 2 hours,

10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the beginning, hold down SHIFT, then press 2, 1, 0, 2, 0 ([2:10:20]).

If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to cancel the number.

To search using the DVD menu

1

Press DVD/TUNER MENU.

Press SUBTITLE repeatedly during playback to select the subtitle language you want or turn off the subtitle.

Changing the language/sound

Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to select the audio format or mode you want.

DVD VIDEO

You can select audio format or language when the source contains multiple audio formats or multilingual audio.

When 4 digits are displayed, they indicate a language code. See

“Language code list” (page 82)

to confirm which language the code represents. When the same language is displayed two or more times, the DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple audio formats.

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VIDEO CD/AUDIO CD/DATA CD/

DATA DVD (MP3 file)

You can change the sound output.

[STEREO]: The standard stereo

• sound.

[1/L]/[2/R]: The monaural sound of the left or right channel.

SUPER VIDEO CD

• •

[1:STEREO]: The stereo sound of audio track 1.

[1:1/L]/[1:2/R]: The monaural sound of the left or right channel of audio track 1.

[2:STEREO]: The stereo sound of audio track 2.

[2:1/L]/[2:2/R]: The monaural sound of the left or right channel of audio track 2.

Playing a VIDEO CD with PBC functions

You can use the PBC (Playback

Control) menu to enjoy the interactive features of VIDEO CD

(VIDEO CD Version 2.0 and Super

VCD).

1

Press

to play a VIDEO CD

with PBC functions.

The PBC menu appears on the TV screen.

2

Hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons to select the item number you want, then press .

3

Continue playback according to the instructions on the menu.

Note

PBC playback is canceled when Repeat

Play is activated.

To cancel PBC playback

1

Press

 or , or hold down

SHIFT and press the numeric buttons, to select a track when playback is stopped.

2

Press

 or .

Playback starts from the selected track.

To return to PBC playback

Press

 twice, then press .

Multi-disc resume play

This system can store playback resume points for up to 6 discs and resumes playback when you insert the same disc again. If you store a playback resume point for the 7th disc, the resume point for the first disc will be deleted.

To activate this function, set [MULTI-DISC RESUME] in [SYSTEM SETUP] to [ON]

(page 35).

Note

To play back from the beginning of the disc, press

 twice, then press .

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Using play mode

Playing in sequential order

(Normal Play)

When playback is stopped, press

PLAY MODE repeatedly.

When playing a disc

[DISC]: plays the disc.

• [FOLDER]*: plays all playable files in the specified folder on the disc.

* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.

When playing a USB device

[ONE USB DEVICE]: plays the USB device.

[FOLDER]: plays all playable files in the specified folder on the USB device.

Note

• “FLDR” and “SHUF” light off on the display when Normal Play is set to

[DISC] or [ONE USB DEVICE].

• •

“FLDR” lights up on the display when

Normal Play is set to [FOLDER].

• When USB function and [MUSIC] mode are selected, select the play mode you want by viewing the indicators on the display.

Playing in random order

(Shuffle Play)

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When playback is stopped, press

PLAY MODE repeatedly.

When playing a disc

[DISC (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all audio files on the disc.

[FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]*: shuffles all audio files in the specified folder on the disc.

* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.

When playing a USB device

[ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all audio files on the USB device.

[FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all audio files in the specified folder on the USB device.

Note

• •

“SHUF” lights up on the display when

Shuffle Play is set to [DISC (SHUFFLE)] or

[ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)].

“FLDR” and “SHUF” lights up on the display when Shuffle Play is set to

[FOLDER (SHUFFLE)].

• When USB function and [MUSIC] mode are selected, select the play mode you want by viewing the indicators on the display.

• Shuffle Play cannot be performed for video files.

• •

Shuffle Play is canceled when you:

— open the disc tray.

— perform Synchronized Transfer.

— change MEDIA MODE.

• •

Shuffle Play may be canceled when you select a folder or a track to play back.

Playing repeatedly (Repeat

Play)

Press REPEAT repeatedly.

Depending on the type of disc or file, some settings may not be available.

[OFF]: does not play back

• •

• repeatedly.

[ALL]: repeats all tracks or files in the selected play mode.

[DISC]: repeats all contents (DVD

VIDEO and VIDEO CD only).

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[TITLE]: repeats the current title

(DVD VIDEO only).

[CHAPTER]: repeats the current chapter (DVD VIDEO only).

[TRACK]: repeats the current track.

[FILE]: repeats the current video file.

To cancel Repeat Play

Press REPEAT repeatedly to select

[OFF].

Note

• •

“ ” lights up on the display when

Repeat Play is set to [ALL] or [DISC].

• “ ” lights up on the display when

Repeat Play is set to [TITLE], [CHAPTER],

[TRACK] or [FILE].

When USB function and [MUSIC] mode are selected, select the play mode you want by viewing the indicators on the

• display.

You cannot perform Repeat Play with

VIDEO CD during PBC playback.

Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you

• cannot perform Repeat Play.

Repeat Play is canceled when you

— open the disc tray.

— turn off the system (DVD VIDEO and

VIDEO CD only).

— change the function (DVD VIDEO and

VIDEO CD only).

— perform Synchronized Transfer.

— change MEDIA MODE.

Restricting playback of the disc (Parental

Control)

You can restrict playback of

DVD VIDEOs according to a predetermined level. Scenes may be skipped or replaced with different scenes.

1

When playback is stopped, press DVD SETUP.

2

Press / repeatedly to select

[SYSTEM SETUP], then press .

3

Press / repeatedly to select

[PARENTAL CONTROL], then press .

4

Hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons to enter or re-enter your 4-digit password, then press .

5

Press / repeatedly to select

[STANDARD], then press .

6

Press / repeatedly to select a geographic area as the playback limitation level, then press .

The area is selected.

When you select [OTHERS

], enter the area code for the geographic area you want according to the

“Parental Control area code list”

(page 83) by holding down SHIFT,

then press the numeric buttons.

7

Press / repeatedly to select

[LEVEL], then press .

8

Press / repeatedly to select the level you want, then press

.

The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.

To turn off the parental control function

Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in step 8.

To play back a disc for which the parental control is set

1

Load the disc and press .

The display for entering your password appears on the TV screen.

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2

Hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons to enter or re-enter your 4-digit password, then press .

The system starts playback.

If you forget your password

Remove the disc and repeat steps 1

to 3 of “Restricting playback of the disc (Parental Control)” (page 31).

Hold down SHIFT, press the numeric buttons to enter a password

“199703”, then press .

Follow the on-screen instructions and enter a new 4-digit password.

Then, reload the disc and press

.

You need to enter your new password again.

Viewing information of a disc and USB device

Information on the TV screen

Hold down SHIFT, then press

 DISPLAY repeatedly during playback.

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Playback information

Playing time and remaining time

Bit rate

File type

Playback status

Title* 1

/track/file name*

2

Album*

1 /folder name* 2

/ chapter/index number

Artist name*

1 * 2

Appears when playing an audio file.

*

1

If an audio file has an ID3 tag, the system will display an album name/ title name/artist name from the ID3 tag information. The system can support

* 2

ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.

If the file or folder contains characters which cannot be displayed, those characters will be displayed as “_”.

Note

• Depending on the source being played,

— some information may not be displayed.

— some characters cannot be

• displayed.

Depending on the play mode, the

• information displayed may be different.

When USB function is selected, you can view the information on the TV screen only if MEDIA MODE is set to [VIDEO].

Displaying the audio format information in DVD VIDEOs and video files

Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback.

Information on the display

Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is on.

You can view the information as follows:

—playing time, remaining time of track, title, chapter

—scene number

—file name, folder name

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Note

The disc name or track name may not be displayed depending on the

• characters.

Playing time of audio files and video files may not be displayed correctly.

• •

The elapsed playing time for an audio file encoded using a VBR (variable bit rate) is not displayed correctly.

Using the Setup Menu

You can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound.

Displayed items vary depending on the country or region.

Note

Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the setup menu settings.

Therefore, some of the setup menu settings may not be performed.

1

When playback is stopped in

DVD/CD function, press DVD

SETUP.

The setup menu appears on the TV screen.

2

Press / repeatedly to select

[LANGUAGE SETUP],

[VIDEO SETUP], [AUDIO SETUP],

[SYSTEM SETUP] or

[HDMI SETUP], then press .

3

Press / repeatedly to select the item you want, then press

.

4

Press / repeatedly to select the setting you want, then press

.

The setting is selected and setup is completed.

To exit the menu

Press DVD SETUP.

Setting the language

– [LANGUAGE SETUP]

[OSD]

Sets the language of the on-screen display.

[MENU]

Sets the language for the DVD menu.

[AUDIO]

Switches the language of the sound track.

When you select [ORIGINAL], the language given priority in the disc is selected.

[SUBTITLE]

Switches the language of the subtitle recorded in the DVD VIDEO.

When you select [AUDIO FOLLOW], the language for the subtitles changes according to the language you selected for the sound track.

Note

If you select [OTHERS

] in [MENU],

[AUDIO], and [SUBTITLE], enter a

language code from the “Language code list” (page 82) using the numeric

buttons.

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Setting the TV screen

– [VIDEO SETUP]

[TV TYPE]

[16:9]: Selects this when you connect a wide-screen TV or a TV with a wide-mode function.

[NORMAL]: Changes the picture size to fit the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio. This setting displays black bands on the left and right side if you display a 4:3 screen picture.

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[4:3 LETTER BOX]: Selects this when you connect a 4:3 screen TV that does not have a wide-mode function. This setting displays a wide picture with black bands on the top and bottom.

[4:3 PAN SCAN]: Selects this when you connect a 4:3 screen TV that does not have a wide-mode function. This setting displays a fullheight picture on the entire screen, with trimmed sides.

[4:3 OUTPUT]

[FULL]: Selects this when you connect a TV with a wide mode function. Displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV.

[COLOR SYSTEM(VIDEO CD)]

(Except for Latin American,

European, and Russian models)

Sets the color system (PAL or NTSC).

[AUTO]: Outputs the video signal according to the color system of the disc. Select this setting if your TV uses a DUAL system.

[PAL]: Changes the video signal of an NTSC disc and output it in PAL system.

[NTSC]: Changes the video signal of a PAL disc and output it in NTSC system.

For details, see “Changing the color system” (page 24).

[BLACK LEVEL]

(Latin American model only)

Selects the black level (setup level) for the video signals output from the

VIDEO OUT jack.

[ON]: Sets the black level of the output signal to the standard level.

[OFF]: Lowers the standard black level. Use this when the picture becomes too white.

[PAUSE MODE]

[AUTO]: The picture, including subjects that move dynamically, is output with no jitter. Normally select this setting.

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[FRAME]: The picture, including subjects that do not move dynamically, is output in high resolution.

Note

This function only works for the HDMI

OUT (TV) jack. To use this function, be sure to set [HDMI SETUP] – [AUDIO(HDMI)] to

[PCM].

Setting the audio options

– [AUDIO SETUP]

[TRACK SELECTION]

Gives priority to the sound track which contains the highest number of channels when you play back a

DVD VIDEO on which multiple audio formats (PCM, MPEG audio, or Dolby

Digital) are recorded.

[OFF]: No priority given.

[AUTO]: Priority given.

[A/V SYNC]

(Video files only)

[OFF]: Does not adjust.

[ON]: Adjusts the delay between picture and sound when the sound does not synchronize with the displayed picture.

Note

• •

Depending on the playback contents, this function may not work.

• When you use HDMI connection, this function is only effective if you set

[HDMI SETUP] – [AUDIO(HDMI)] to

[PCM].

[DOWNMIX]

Selects the audio output signal for playing a multi-channel audio.

[NORMAL]: Outputs multi-channel audio into a 2-channel stereo signal.

[DOLBY SURROUND]: Outputs multi-channel audio into a

2-channel surround signal.

Setting the system

– [SYSTEM SETUP]

[SCREEN SAVER]

The screen saver will help prevent your display device from becoming damaged (ghosting). Press

 +/– to exit the screen saver.

[ON]: The screen saver image appears if you do not operate the system for about 15 minutes.

[OFF]: Turns off the function. The screen saver image does not appear.

[BACKGROUND]

Selects the background color or picture to be displayed on the TV screen.

[JACKET PICTURE]: The jacket picture (still picture) recorded on the disc appears in the background.

[GRAPHICS]: A preset picture stored in the system appears in the background.

[BLUE]: The background color is blue.

[BLACK]: The background color is black.

[PARENTAL CONTROL]

Sets the playback restrictions. For

details, see “Restricting playback of the disc (Parental Control)”

(page 31).

[MULTI-DISC RESUME]

[ON]: Stores the resume playback point in the memory for up to

6 discs.

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[OFF]: Playback starts at the resume playback point only for the current disc in the system.

[RESET]

Returns the setup menu settings to the default settings. For details, see

“Returning the setup menu settings to the default” (page 75).

Setting the HDMI options

– [HDMI SETUP]

[HDMI RESOLUTION]

Selects the TV output resolution when the TV is connected via HDMI cable.

[AUTO(1920×1080p)]: Outputs video signals according to the resolution of the TV.

[1920×1080i]/[1280×720p]/

[720×480p]*

1

/[720×480/576p]*

2 the selected resolution setting.

:

Outputs video signals according to

* 1 For Latin American models only.

* 2 For other models.

[YC

B

C

R

/RGB(HDMI)]

[YC

B

C

R

]: Outputs YC

B

C

R

video signals.

[RGB]: Outputs RGB video signals.

[AUDIO(HDMI)]

[AUTO]: Outputs audio signals in original format from HDMI OUT (TV) jack.

[PCM]: Outputs 2-channel Linear

PCM signals from HDMI OUT (TV) jack.

[CONTROL FOR HDMI]

[ON]: The Control for HDMI function is enabled. You can operate mutually between system and TV connected with an HDMI cable.

[OFF]: Off.

[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL]

Set this function when the system is connected to a TV’s HDMI IN jack that is compatible with Audio Return

Channel. This function is available when you set [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON].

[ON]: You can listen to TV sound from the speakers of the system.

[OFF]: Off.

[STANDBY LINKED TO TV]

This function is available when you set [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON].

[AUTO]: When you turn off the TV, the system turns off automatically in the following conditions:

• loaded in DVD/CD function

—a DATA CD or DATA DVD is loaded and [VIDEO] mode is selected

—USB function and [VIDEO] mode are selected

—TV function is selected

[ON]: The system turns off automatically when you turn off the

TV regardless of the function.

[OFF]: The system does not turn off when you turn off the TV.

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